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Our world in photos: January 7

January 7, 2022 Michaela Keil
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RUSSIA — Social distancing: Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill delivers the Christmas Liturgy in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, on Thursday. Parishioners observed social distancing guidelines as they attended the liturgy Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar.
Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP


INDIA — Sunset: An Egret flew past as the sun set over the Husain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, on Friday.
Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP


AUSTRALIA — Ashes cricket test: England’s Jonny Bairstow celebrated making a century against Australia during the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match in Sydney, on Friday.
Photo: Rick Rycroft/AP


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VENEZUELA — Elections: Jorge Arreaza, former foreign minister and ruling party candidate for governor of Barinas, held up a saber while speaking at a closing campaign rally in Barinas, on Thursday. The country’s highest court disqualified opposition candidate Freddy Superlano in November’s gubernatorial election in Barinas, running against Argenis Chávez, the brother of late President Hugo Chavez.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


AUSTRALIA — Forehand: Naomi Osaka of Japan played a forehand during a singles match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany at the Summer Set tennis tournament ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Friday.
Photo: Hamish Blair/AP


PALESTINE — Orthodox Christmas: Palestinian worshippers from the Greek Orthodox community prayed during Christmas Eve Mass at St. Porphyrios Church in Gaza City, on Friday.
Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP


PAKISTAN — Rain gear: A motorcyclist covered themself with a plastic sheet to protect against the rain on a highway in Islamabad, on Friday.
Photo: Anjum Naveed/AP


CALIFORNIA — Testing: Nurse Ray Akindele processed COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at a testing site in Long Beach, on Thursday.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP


BRAZIL — Three Kings Day: Men dressed as clowns and the Bright Star of Bethlehem troupe members paraded during The Three Kings Day celebrations in the Morro da Formiga, Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. The Epiphany, celebrated annually on Jan. 6, marked the Biblical journey of The Three Kings; Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, to visit baby Jesus.
Photo: Bruna Prado/AP


AUSTRIA — Skiing: Skiers make their way through a snow-covered landscape near Filzmoos, on Friday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

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